Los Links 11/25

At last, Los Links. Pretty heavy on the pepper spray, alas. Address complaints to Sergeant John Pike, UC Davis Police. But only if you’re wearing a face shield.



Occupy Wall Street

Good: ‘Books Are Speech’: Why the OWS Library’s Destruction Is So Upsetting.

Slobber and Spittle: The Limits Of Force and Quote Of The Day.

UCDavis Bicycle Barricade: Open Letter to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi.

America Blog: OMG Cops pepper-spray UC Davis students, point blank in face, who are just sitting there doing nothing.

Kevin Drum: Video: UC-Davis Police Casually Pepper Spray Sitting Protesters.

Wonkette: A Children’s Treasury of American Cops Brutally Attacking Citizens.

Oregon Live: A face full of pepper spray vaults Occupy Portland protester to Internet fame, albeit painfully.

The Atlantic: ‘Standard Police Procedure’, The Moral Power of an Image: UC Davis Reactions, and The Cops We Deserve.

Cosmic Variance: Brutality and UC Davis Physicists to Chancellor Katehi.

Decrepit Old Fool: Violence for violence.

Moral Low Ground: Retired NY Supreme Court Justice Karen Smith Roughed up by Cops for Intervening in Brutal Beating of ‘Occupy’ Protester’s Mom.

AlterNet: More on Police Departments’ Collusion in Defense of 1%: Who’s the Organization Coordinating Those Crackdown Calls?

Myrmecos: I was wrong about #OccupyDavis.

Huffington Post: Militarization Of Campus Police.

Daily Kos: OWS Participants – Your Rights Under Federal Law if You are Pepper Sprayed & Why You Should Sue.

Hullabaloo: Police, pain and peppers.

Speakeasy Science: Fox News Food Products.

Mim’s Bits: How Amazon Reviews Became a Vehicle for Protest.

The Atlantic: The Occupy Movement’s Woman Problem.

Quote and Comment: Excerpt from UC Davis 2010-2012 General Catalog.

SF Weekly: W. Kamau Bell: “Stop Talking Shit About the Occupy Movement”.

Rolling Stone: UC Davis Pepper-Spray Incident Reveals Weakness Up Top.

Whiskey Fire: Ghosts of a Different Dream.

The Loyal Opposition: Pepper Spray at UC Davis.

Compound Eye: Why One Pepper-Spraying Cop Image Dominates.


Penn State

AlterNet: Child Rape, Penn State and the Catholic Church: Is Religion Especially Bad?



Mountain Beltway: Friday fold: mafic metavolcanics.

Looking for Detachment: The Contact at Contact.

Master Organic Chemistry: Organic Chemistry Is Shit.

Scientific American: A New Creation Story.

Eurekalert: Princeton release: Massive volcanoes, meteorite impacts delivered one-two death punch to dinosaurs.

Environmental Graffiti: 15 Most Incredible Plunge Waterfalls on Earth.

Wooster Geologists: Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Belemnites (Jurassic of Wyoming).

Telegraph: The ethereal beauty of melting icebergs, captured by photographer Paul Souders.

Geotripper: Hey! It’s not my fault! It’s San Andreas’ fault…A Creepy Story and Wandering Around Inside a Volcano: Exploring Pinnacles National Monument.

GeoKate in the Bay State: Metamorphosis of a Superhero.

Andrew Alden: Geoscience Makes Progress in California High Schools.

Lounge of the Lab Lemming: Migrating dinosaurs and oxygen isotopes.

The Loom: Are we the teachable species?

Paleoseismicity: New paper on the Japan 2011 tsunami and implications for paleotsunami research – Updated.

Laelaps: In Evolution’s Race, Horseshoe Crabs Took a Slower Pace.

Science With Moxie: SwM meets #Sfn11 Day One: Words, Pitch, and Rhythm.

Earth: Voices: Harassment of scientists reaches a fever pitch.

On Art: Leonardo da Vinci’s earth-shattering insights about geology.

New Scientist: Watery secret of the dinosaur death pose.

ABC News: What If Greenhouse Gases Weren’t Invisible?

The Scicurious Brain: Impulsivity, addiction, and your synapses.

Bad Astronomy: New satellite gets INSANELY hi-res view of Earth.

The Globe and Mail: As a brain surgeon, I know patients’ futures before they do.

Wired Science: Why Do Police Officers Use Pepper Spray?

Ancient Shore: Nothing But Blue.

Metageologist: Metamorphism: open or closed?

Glacial Till: Mid-Week Meteorite Fun: Undulating Olivine, Clinoenstatite, Planar Fractures, oh my!

Switchboard: “Use-By” Dates: a Myth that Needs Busting.

Tuff Guy: Pantelleria, A Volcano With A Trapdoor.

Wired Science: Beautiful Destruction: 11 Gorgeous Geological Maps of Volcanoes.

Volcan01010: All the software a geoscientist needs. For free!



Diabetologia: What does an Editor look for?

The Business Rusch: How Traditional Publishers Are Making Money.

Slate: The Underachiever.

Copy Law: What Not to Miss When Drafting & Negotiating Your Book Publishing Contract.

Wicked & Tricksy: So You’re Thinking About Self-Publishing…

Nail Your Novel: I self-published – should you too?

David Palumbo: So you plan to commission a book cover?

Neil Gaiman: On Doughnuts, Posters, and remembering Anne McCaffrey.

EditTorrent: When grammar elements go out drinking.

Reporting on Health: Small Lessons from Michael Berens’ Big Investigation of Senior Abuse.

The Passive Voice: Something Else Penguin/Book Country Should Be Ashamed Of.

The Digital Shift: Penguin Restores Kindle Lending, but Still Not Providing Digital Editions of New Titles.

“Pretentious Title”: How I Went From Writing 2,000 Words a Day to 10,000 Words a Day.

Women’s Issues

The Drum Opinion: Men call me things: it’s not as romantic as it sounds.

IPS: Women Push Back Into Public Space.

Butterflies and Wheels: Blot her out.

Lousy Canuck: Girls online: damned if you do, don’t, or simply ARE.


Atheism and Religion

Almost Diamonds: Preacher at the Funeral.

Maryam Namazie: I wish I were there with you.

Butterflies and Wheels: The rules.

No Longer Quivering: How Modesty Made Me Fat.

WWJTD: What I’m Thankful For: Respect – *Real* Respect.



The Pump Handle: Young farm workers at greater risk of dying on-the-job, proposal to protect them called “detrimental,” “foolish” and “idiotic”.

Slobber and Spittle: History, Blah, Blah.

X-Blog: “Gentlemen Shall Lean to the Left”.

Slate: Rule of Lord.

Move On: Top 5 FOX Myths To Debunk This Thanksgiving.

BlueOregon: Ballsy: Kitzhaber stops all death penalty executions for his term in office.

The Spirited Atheist: Christian politicians exalt suffering in GOP campaign.

Climate Progress: Top 10 Reasons Republicans Were Wrong to Kill NOAA Climate Service.


Society and Culture

The Rumpus: Silhouettes.

Skepchick: Twilight: Breaking Wind.

In Focus: A Trip to Bhutan.

The Answer Sheet: ‘Exemplary’ Texas school taught only two subjects.

Nieman Journalism Lab: How a photographer generated over $100,000 through Facebook.

The Oatmeal: Thanksgiving.

XX Factor: Porn That Women Like: Why Does It Make Men So Uncomfortable?

Los Links 11/25

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